RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Great British Bake Off merged in an unexpected but very exciting twist

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On last nights episode of the Great British Bake Off something unexpected but incredibly important happened: a merger like you’ve never known before.

GBBO is a staple must-watch for anyone and helps to recover from the gloom and doom as we say goodbye to summer.

Another must watch? RuPaul’s Drag Race, of course.

Last night, viewers of the bread week episode of GBBO were treated to a tasty pun and wonderful surprise as Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig made a reference to Emmy-winning Drag Race.

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The pun, which was perfected by Sandi, came as Noel told the bakers that they are going “drag racing”.

“PruPaul’s drag race,” Sandi retorted.

The exceptional pun had all the bakers in stitches.

One contestant, Tom, even tweeted after the episode that he had been laughing about the joke for months.

In yet another amazing twist, the Bake Off Twitter account tweeted about it and got a response from the official Drag Race account sparking a number of puns shared between the two shows.


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Drag Race wrote: “Start your mixers and may the best Star Baker….Bake!”

To which GBBO wrote: “On your marks, get set… WERQ!”

Fans went crazy for the exchange.

“These 2 tv shows I never thought I’d see tweeting each other,” one person wrote.

“This is the best she-mail I have ever received guys,” another added.

A third said: “Omg! Two of my favourite things in the world I love it”.